All officers who will complete nine years of service as on January 1, 2010 will be eligible to apply. Officers here include IAS, Central Secretariat Service, State Civil Services, Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (Gazetted) and those from IPS, Indian Forest Service (IFS) and Central Group A services who are currently on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme.
For long term courses, the upper age limit is 47 whereas for the short-term courses, it’s 52. There is no age limit for those courses which are meant only for officers at the rank of additional secretaries and secretaries. These short courses meant only for AS and secretaries are: a) Leaders in development: Managing political and economic change (12 days) Harvard University (See picture of green Harvard campus) b) Infrastructure in a market economy: Public Private Partnership in a changing world (14 days) Harvard University c) Public financial management (19 days) Harvard University Cooling Off Conditions
If an officer has done a course in a foreign institute, he or she will be eligible to apply again only if a number of years have passed by. The length of cooling off period depends on the length of the course attended by the officer earlier. For details of the circular, click the link below this post. If an officer has an MBA degree, he won’t be able to apply for a long term MBA course again.
Those who have not attended any course abroad will be preferred. Also, preferences will be given to ST/SC and woman officers and those who are working in North States or J&K cadre.
Last date of application
December 31, 2009
Here's the detailed CIRCULAR
Action & Appointments Mehinder Singh Sullar, Ram Chand Gupta and Gurdev Singh have been appointed as additional Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court for a period of two years with effect from the dates they assume charge of their offices